in today's NBA, yes, 16 million is small.
you're kidding right?
so the Spurs get 3 starter-quality players, including an all-star, while giving up a couple of overrated players in Derozan and Gay to clear their roster while C's get back an underperforming kid with a malcontent father and a non-all star PG?
why would this even be proposed?
To free major salary, force stevens to play Thompson and Timelord, bring in a very good prospect in Murray who better fits team needs at point and add more youth.
I think you are really undervaluing Murray, a 23 year old PG with size, speed, good offense and excellent defense.
Team would have a 5 mill TPE, a 28 mill tpe and a 16 mill TPE to add more pieces.
you value a small TPE and a decent PG prospect and unproven young big over a proven all-star PG and a proven big man that currently start for us AND you think you can force Brad to play who YOU want to see by giving away good players that have earned their time?
You do know that just because Danny has a TPE at his disposal it doesn't mean it's going to be used, right? if a player worth paying that kind of money isn't available, it's not going to be used.
16 million is not a small TPE
Kemba has alot of flaws, alot. Looking solely at him as some arbitrary "allstar" PG is shot sighted.
Murray is far more than a decent prospect
Timelord and to a lesser extent Thompson, are both better than Theis.
And Danny needs to use the TPE or else he just gave away multiple picks for nothing. If he does not use the TPE it is a fire-able offense.
he still has that large one from the Hayward deal and no top player available to use it on. He's already got that one to use on a couple of middling players to fill out the roster if they become available. he doesn't need another.
Letting the TPE expire would not be a surprise.
this deal sets us back. waaaay back.
lets see, adding a young loaded potential PG who is healthy, defensive, is big and plays right now and half the cost over an injured, potentially declining, much older, twice as expensive pg who is on the sidelines watching is a downgrade?
Adding an improving 22 year old bigman who is improving and only played in 80 nba games is a downgrade?
And the TPE will come into play later on, being able to use a full 28 million and having some youth on the team to add to that gets you into the max salary range. That is awesome.